Greenwashing

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Public awareness of humanity’s impact on the global environment is at an all time high.  Organizations like Greenpeace and the Sierra Club are no longer fringe organizations run by ‘hippies’.  The Natural Resources Defense Council has an $87 million war chest which it wields to curb global warming and create clean energy sources, 85% of […]

Seven Priorities for EPA’s Future

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Colleagues: Almost one year ago, I began my work as Administrator.  It has been a deeply fulfilling 12 months and a wonderful homecoming for me.  As our first year together draws to a close, we must now look to the tasks ahead. In my First Day Memo, I outlined five priorities for my time as […]

Fresh & Easy Opens LEED-certified store in California

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Cathedral City Mayor Kathy DeRosa and California State Senator John Benoit joined Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market CEO Tim Mason in opening the grocer’s first LEED Gold Certified store, as established by the U.S. Green Building Council and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI). LEED is the nation’s preeminent program for the design, construction and operation of high performance […]

Blue Helmets Go Green

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Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Colonel Um Bello, heads up the Alpha Company of the United Nations Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) which is working in the region of Kakata in western Liberia. On 8 July 2009, Um Bello led his troops in a new exercise: planting trees to contribute to the UNEP-led Billion Tree campaign. “The war against […]

Kresge Announces New Higher Green Building Standards for Challenge-grant Applicants in Higher Education

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The Kresge Foundation announced today that it is raising the bar on green building requirements for challenge grants awarded to applicants in the higher-education sector. Effective June 2010, the foundation will only consider proposals for facilities-capital grants from colleges and universities that plan to use the funding for building projects – new construction, renovations, and expansions […]

MeatlessMonday.com Urges Obama to Revive National Meatless Program

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With World Health Day and Earth Day both in April, health and environmental advocates are calling on President Obama to take a page from history and proclaim national “meatless” days, as three of his predecessors in office have done. Presidents Wilson, Truman and Roosevelt all instituted national meatless days in order to divert food to […]